Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, and Julia King, professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships.
Established in 2004, the Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorship award recognizes the successful professional accomplishments of faculty, especially those who are mid-career, and provides them with research funds to sustain and enrich their scholarly contributions, including their mentorship of undergraduate students engaged Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland professors, Aileen Bailey and Julia King, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships.in research.
Bailey is known for her research in neurobiology of learning and memory and neurological models of depression, and for her mentorship of students. Bailey has coauthored several articles with students, six of which have been published in the past two years in national journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience and Nature Neuroscience. She is also the recipient of nine grants for collaborative research from Psi Chi and Sigma Xi.
King researches and teaches historic archaeology, Chesapeake history and culture, and museum studies. She has held fellowships with Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks, the Virginia Historical Society, and Winterthur Museum. Since 2000, she has received four major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 2003-2011, King served on the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Her book. “Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland” received a book award from the American Association of State and Local History in 2013. King served as director of the SlackWater Center and oversaw the student-researched publications of “SlackWater: A Journal of the Southern Maryland Documentation Project” for several years.